By Gene Orrico on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 02:24 pm:

    March 1998
    the Treasury Secretary told the President what sort of
    a deal HE had cut with his Wall Street banking pals! This kind of sums up
    who is really running this country and for whose benefit.
    The truth of the matter is that Robert Rubin IS more powerful
    than the President! When you search for the Oath of Office for the
    'Secretary of Treasury' you will NOT find one. What you will find is
    Rubin's APPOINTMENT as the alien, corporate 'Governor' of 'The Fund' and
    'The Bank,' and other INTERNATIONAL organizations for a period of five
    years. The de jure Office of the Secretary of Treasury was formerly a
    cabinet level position, but after the creation of the INDEPENDENT TREASURY
    in 1920-21, the funds were COMMINGLED and the Treasury of the United
    States of America was ABOLISHED.

    With the creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913, it set up
    the mechanism to economically overthrow the de jure monetary system and
    replace it with paper on a 'float'. Section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act,
    which is codified at 12 USC 411, declares that 'Federal Reserve Notes' are
    'obligations of the United States.' The 'full faith and credit' of the
    United States was thereby hypothecated and re-hypothecated to the lending
    institutions for the issuance and emission of bills of credit as legal
    tender. The paper circulation and transactions accounts could then be
    inflated by 60% and the purchasing power depreciated and reduced by an
    equivalent amount.

    By becoming a member in the IMF, the United States re-hypothecated
    its obligations and the full faith and credit to the International
    Organization, under pretense of the Gold Reserve Act and the Articles of
    Agreement of the IMF. Of course, when a government becomes a voting share
    stockholder in any corporation, it RELINQUISHES its SOVEREIGN CHARACTER
    and takes on the character of the corporation. (See: Bank of the United
    States vs. Planters Bank of Georgia, 6 L.Ed 244). As of 1976, the United
    States had 19.96% of the voting share stock in the IMF, the largest of any
    other Nation-State. [As of 1996, the U.S. voting share was 17.78%, more
    than three times higher than the next two highest countries - Germany and
    Japan, at 5.54% each. TiM Ed.].

    After the passage of Public Law 90-269, on March 18, 1968, the
    United States declared it no longer guaranteed the uniform value of the
    coins and currency of the United States. This act REMOVED the remaining
    reserve requirements on circulating notes and obligations. Approximately
    $1.3 BILLION in gold was 'pledged' against 'gold certificates' and held as
    reserves against the Federal Reserve's circulating notes and obligations
    at this time.

    Under this Act, the gold certificates were WITHDRAWN and RETIRED,
    the gold then considered as 'free gold' was paid out to foreign interests
    at $35 per ounce at a time when the world price of gold was nearly $120
    per ounce. The monetary system of gold was then replaced by a mechanism of
    'Special Drawing Rights' (SDR's) within the framework of the IMF.

    Now here is the rub: (1) The operations of the Exchange
    Stabilization Fund...and now the SDR's...are under the 'exclusive control
    of the Secretary of Treasury' and 'are NOT REVIEWABLE by any other officer
    of the United States'; (2) anything in the Exchange Stabilization Fund
    remains in the Fund, for the use of the Fund; (3) the new program is
    subject to the Articles of Agreement of the IMF in accordance with Section
    3 of the SDR Act of 1968; and the Secretary of Treasury is the 'Governor'
    of the IMF, (4) and is NOT an officer of the United States.

    The Secretary (Governor-IMF) issues an international letter of
    credit called a 'Special Drawing Rights certificate' to the Federal
    Reserve banks 'in such form and in such determination as HE may
    determine'. The SDR is then deposited in the Federal Reserve banks, which
    in turn credits the account of the Exchange Stabilization Fund with
    Federal Reserve Notes in an amount equal to the value of the SDR
    certificate. SDR's became the 'collateral security for Federal Reserve

    The term 'dollar' was thereafter valued in direct and inseparable
    proportion to Special Drawing Rights, NOT TO 'DOLLARS,' gold and silver
    Coin. The 'dollar' became mere 'book entries in special accounts of the
    International Monetary Fund.' (See: Senate Report 1164).

    Needless to say, the Constitution for the United States of America
    expressly provided for 'gold and silver coin'. These same metals have an
    intrinsic value because of their natural scarcity, and the expenditures
    necessary to extract, mill and refine them. The duty and obligations to
    maintain the purity of such a dual metallic monetary standard were
    determined by the Supreme Court in a case entitled, U.S. vs. Marigold, 13
    L.Ed. 257, at pages 260-261. In short, Congress is 'accordingly authorized
    and BOUND IN DUTY to prevent its debasement and expulsion, and the
    destruction of the general confidence and convenience, by the influx and
    substitution of a spurious coin in lieu of the constitutional currency.'

    But par-value requirements and the uniform value of the coins and
    currency of the United States were eliminated, and with the enactment of
    Public Law 95-147 on Oct. 28, 1977, this Act placed ALL FINANCIAL
    INSTITUTIONS - meaning your local bank and credit union - under the DIRECT
    CONTROL AND SUPERVISION of the alien, corporate, 'Governor of The Fund'
    and 'The Bank'.

    There is no longer any obligation to stabilize the exchange value
    of the 'dollar'. Congress no longer has any control or authority over the
    de facto monetary system. It has ALL been transferred to the IMF and WORLD
    BANK via the 'Governor' of the same.

    Robert Rubin, who is also called the 'Secretary of Treasury' - a
    former cabinet level position that exists ONLY under PRETENSE OF NAME. The
    United States exists only as the ALTER-EGO of the IMF and WORLD BANK under
    the United Nations. Therefore, ALL so-called 'FEDERAL' funding to the
    several States the Union, indestructible under the Constitution for the
    United States of America, is in fact and law originating NOT from the
    PRINCIPALS - International Organizations - that have nothing to do at all
    with the United States of America.

    There is no mathematical solution to this problem. The solution
    does, however, lie in removing this Nation from the Articles of Agreement
    of The Fund and The Bank. But since Congress are mere willing agents of
    their foreign principals, the likelihood of this happening is remote.
    These are just some of the sordid details of this story. It is long and
    very complex. As they say, tyranny is always cloaked in complexities

By Antigone on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 03:57 pm:

    "As they say, tyranny is always cloaked in complexities"

    So is cock.

By Cat on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 04:42 pm:

    I will not giggle. I will not giggle.

By patrick on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 05:13 pm:

    yoy guys read this poop trace posted?

By patrick on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 05:13 pm:

    oh wait, i see tiggy said "cock".

    get your salad tossed with cocktongs today meow meow?

By Cat on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 05:44 am:

    My lettuce is still virgin crisp for the picking, pookietard

By Nate on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 09:23 am:


By The Watcher on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 02:45 pm:

    If there is no specific oath for the Treasury Secretary. Then he would have to take the same oath all federal employees take.

    And, like the President we all swear to uphold and defend the constitution.

    Of course some people have been known to cross there fingers when taking the oath. The name Walker comes to mind.

By Nate on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 03:34 pm:

    the name Walker comes to my mind, too. fucking scots and their fucking shortbread.

By spunky on Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 12:01 am:


By V on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 01:46 pm:

    ...the U.S.A. is now on auto-pilot,same as Sorabji.

By Dougie on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 01:57 pm:

    What's wrong with shortbread, Nate? I love that buttery goodness.

By Nate on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:04 pm:

    no idea. that was four years ago. i think that when shortbread is served with an appropriate beverage, it can be a fine thing.

    keep in mind, pre-2003 nate is different than post-2003 nate. i was replaced.

By droopy on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:06 pm:

    mummy's little baby loves shortbread, shortbread...

By Dougie on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:07 pm:

    Right. Shortbread is awesome with Drambuie on the rocks.

By Nate on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:15 pm:

    i just had a serious residents flashback.

    shortbread and drambuie. i was thinking coffee, but i'll have to give that a try.

    i don't know about the rocks, though. i'll leave the mixed drinks to you and the ladies, tequiza boy.

By Dougie on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:22 pm:


    Actually, does having it on the rocks make it a mixed drink? The only mixed drink I know of with Drambuie is a rusty nail.

By Nate on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:34 pm:

    yeah, no. i think ice is appropriate for some liquors. so long as you drink it fast enough. one more ingredient and you've got a mixed drink.

    i like a mixed drink here and there. martini. manhattan.

    nothing makes me happier than being falsely pretentious about liquor.

    there was a spell about a year ago when everyone i socialized with seemed to be on an herbal liqueur kick. there is some harsh shit in that bag.

    not to mention the cynar. that is crazy sipping.

By sarah on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 03:59 pm:

    don't forget ZIMA!

By sarah on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 04:06 pm:

    okay, so like most things baked, i have a strong opinion about shortbread:




By Dougie on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 04:17 pm:

    Tsk, tsk, tsk. Sarah, the point is the butter density jam-packed into each cookie. That, and those cool tartan tins they come in.

By Nate on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 04:28 pm:

    keep your eye on the butter denisty quotient. BDQ.

    sarah, please provide a quality alternative to shortbread. something that is good with cynar, preferably.

By sarah on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:52 am:

    how about some sweet orange and currant mini-scones? since cynar is bittersweet, the orange would slightly offset the bitter, herby, leafy taste, and the currant would compliment the vaguely sweet undertones. and there's plenty of dry, buttery sweetness to a scone, but with the softness of buttermilk and eggs, so that you don't choke on it. oh, and scones have actual flavor.

    the other thing about cynar is that its considered an after-dinner digestive agent type of drink. so the thing about scones is that you can make them sweeter and more dessert-like but unlike some other types of baked goods, adding more sugar won't upset the balance of the rest of the recipe. and if you ate too much for dinner, scones would make a lighter dessert.

    something like this:

    3 cups flour
    generous 1/2 cup sugar
    2-1/4 tea baking powder
    1/2 tea baking soda
    3/4 tea salt
    3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter (cut into pieces)
    1/4 cup chilled lard or vegetable shortening
    1 cup cup cold whole buttermilk
    3 tbs orange juice
    1-2 tbs roughly grated orange peel
    3/4 cup dried currants

    mix flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a bowl. cut in butter and shortening until well combined. add buttermilk, juice, peel, and currants. stir just until the dry mixture is incorporated.

    knead the ball of dough for only a few turns. if you over-knead it, the currants will be too tough.

    divide the ball of dough into two balls and flatten each one into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. cut it up like a pie into wedges. baste with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.

    bake them about 12-16 minues at 425 degrees.

    if you them crunchier, like shortbread, you can reducd the amount of baking powder by 1/2 teaspoon.

    while they cool to room temperature, pour yourself a little cynar and let it air out a little.

    when everything is ready, go crazy.

By Antigone on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 01:47 pm:

    Speaking of digestive agents, I've consumed many dried prunes at breakfast the last few days.

    OH MY GOD.

By Nate on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 02:07 pm:

    that's awesome. maybe it's time to move to austin.

By Dougie on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 04:53 pm:

    I love scones. There's a service rep I work with up in New England sometimes (he's originally from Scotland), and he always brings scones and clotted cream for his customers.

By Nate on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:00 pm:

    i could use a scone with clotted cream right now.

By spiracle on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:04 pm:

    clotted cream AND black pudding..ALL MIXED TOGETHER...mmm...with a little martmite on top..

    OH and don't forget the christmas pudding..

    my mouth is sooooo salivating..

By Dougie on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:08 pm:

    Getting a bit too peckish for scones right now. I'm gonna find me some crabs for dinner tonight. There's a place catercorner across the highway and all it says is "Crabs" on it. Not Joe's Crabs, or Fred's Crabs, just Crabs. Probably a steakhouse. If that fails, I saw a Macaroni Grill and an Olive Garden down the way.

By Nate on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:15 pm:

    could be a brothel.

    spiracle, don't tease. put the clotted cream on the scone, the black pudding on the plate next to the eggs and the mushrooms and the grilled tomato and the fried bread and the baked beans, and leave the marmite on the fucking shelf because that is just nasty.

By spiracle on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:17 pm:

    I remember olive garden was decent at one time (i also remembered taco bell not being so awful either-how is that possible?) anyway, it seems these days they have like four ingredients that they put together in different quanities and call it different things: cheese, pasta, sun dried tomatoes and grease (preferably the orange kind) and what the hell happened to taco bell? did i grow taste buds or something? taco bell ruled! why can't taco bell rule again???!! my stomach rejects it every time..moves it on along at a high rate of speed..

    and the most gross thing ever is the taco from jack in the crack..

By spiracle on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:20 pm:

    two words: Chip butty *gag*

    actually, it probably tastes pretty good..i just can't get past the idea of it..

By spiracle on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:27 pm:

By wisper on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:27 pm:

    sweet jesus, sarah is posting recipes again!!

    and life is re-born.

By Nate on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:56 pm:

    chip butty sounds fine to me. like putting your fries on your burger. some freak taught me that one.

By Dougie on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 07:51 pm:

    Well, the crabs thing was a bust. But I did have some pretty damn good Mexican at a hole in the wall place at a strip mall. Grilled skirt steak, rice & refried beans, and a deep fried chile relleno, with homemade guacamole. Then went to the racetrack and won $200 on the Triple Diamond slot machine. I always play that machine, and always seem to win on it. I was playing it at the Las Vegas airport before a flight out once, and won $100 on it. Now I've got the Braves/Marlins game on. Looks like there's about 2 fans in the stands. Not surprising considering Florida's record. Looking forward to the Mavs/Heat game tonight.

By jack on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 09:21 pm:

    there are 400-some dogs in the stands at that marlins game, however.

By sarah on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:40 pm:

    did i tell you about the mole sauce i made earlier this year?

    it took me three days.

    in fact, it might take me three days just to type out the recipe and directions.

    but *so* worth it.

    it made about a gallon of sauce, and we still have some in the freezer. the older it gets, the better it tastes.

By Dougie on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 12:14 am:

    Yeah, I wondered about that Jack. I had the sound down -- must've been take your doggies to the ballpark day. They showed some dude with 2 beautiful boxers in the stands.

    Do share the recipe Sarah. By the way, neither the words "mole" or "clotted" are very appetizing, are they?

By Nate on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 12:42 am:

    i thought it was the braves fans.

By Nate on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 12:45 am:

    and holy shit, dwayne wade. so much for the mavs in five.

By moonit on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:53 am:



    There's nothing better than chips - proper chips not some french fry bullshit - from the fish and chip shop covered in Watties sauce placed on soft white bread with fresh butter. Folded gently and then SQUISHED down to make the delectable chip buttie. Those ones with the cat are not authentic. New Zealand has the best chip butties in the world.

By Czarina on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:34 am:

    Jack taco's are the food of Gods.
    I would have never made it thru college without them.

    I love Jack.But he doesn't live here.Well,actually theres 2 now,but they are not close to where I live.

    Sometimes I go to Texas,just for a tastey Jack treat.

By spiracle on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 12:10 pm:

    moonit..who invented 'fairy bread' then? can you explain that idea to me too?

    ok, you made the chip buttie sound ok even though i don't know what watties an hp or what?

By moonit on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:13 pm:

    Its tomato sauce. thick rich red tomato sauce.

    'You'll always be a kiwi if you love our Watties sauce'.


    I think Fairy Bread is English. And that needs to be made on skinny white sandwhich bread, spread with fresh butter then sprinkled with hundreds and thousands, and, this is the important part - cut diagonally so you have triangles.

By spiracle on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:31 pm:

    so watties sounds like ketchup....

    i accidently had fairy bread at a children's birthday party (didn't realize it was for the kids)..i swear they spread it with mayo instread of butter..mayo, sprinkles and white bread..

    I think children have undeveloped taste buds (or perhabs just the opposite??) a kid i would eat bacos straight out of the jar for lunch (those fake red/brown bacon flavored bits)...and a sandwich spread THICK (talking 1/2 inch) of butter was a "good thing". I would also eat those individual packets of dry oatmeal...but i would eat it DRY and save the sugary goodness for last..i would have a glass of water near so i wouldn't choke on dry oatmeal..

By droopy on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 08:16 pm:

    i love learning about exotic foreign cuisines. exactly which of these fine wattie's (a subsidiary of heinz) products do i put on a chip butty?

    and what the hell is a jack taco?

By Czarina on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 08:52 am:

    Jack in the Box taco's.
    I know they're low on the nutritional chart,but oooh the gooey goodness.

    The 2 Jack in the Boxes they have here don't even have secret sauce.
    Its true,absence does make the heart grow fonder.

    I do cook my own homemade Mexican,which is mighty tastey, but damn,there's just nothing like a 3am run to Jack when your'e buzzing.

By sarah on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 09:47 am:

    jack makes a good chocolate malt too. if you're in a hurry.

By Mala-dicta on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 12:57 am:

    Did I ever post here about the time I got stopped by the police getting some of those crunchy taco's wearing a tee shirt and undies? The things you can get away with when your young.But they did make the boy with me hitch hike home.

By Czarina on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 09:57 am:

    As long as you didn't give him your taco's,then this story has a happy ending.

By J on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 11:20 am:

    Speaking of taco's,they are opening a restaurant in Scottsdale called the Pink Taco,can you imagine?

By Dougie on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 11:45 am:

    And no doubt when that becomes successful, the chef will open sister restaurants in neighboring cities such as the Furry Taco, and the Bearded Clam, to great gastronmonical acclaim.

By Margret on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 12:07 pm:

    That hippest of dessert spots, the hair pie.

By Dougie on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 04:26 pm:

    I love having to floss after having hair pie.

By J on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 04:45 pm:

    You two are hillarious,I loves it.

By J on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 04:47 pm:

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